Total War: THREE KINGDOMS – A World Betrayed FAQ

A World Betrayed portrays a seminal moment in the history of the Three Kingdoms. Many of the iconic warlords of Total War: THREE KINGDOMS have now passed on, a catalyst that has spurred a new generation of warlords into making a play for their own dynasties.

As well as adding in more factions to the South and filling out the map, this brand-new Chapter Pack includes:

  • Two new factions led by fan favourites Lü Bu and Sun Ce
  • 13 playable factions
  • New unique battlefield units
  • New faction mechanics
  • New events and story missions
  • New legendary characters
  • New story events
  • A brand-new 194 CE start date


What is A World Betrayed?

A World Betrayed is a Chapter Pack DLC for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS.

What is a Chapter Pack?

Chapter Packs add new start positions and stories that cover time periods linked to the main narrative of the Three Kingdoms, tying closely into the content and features of the main campaign.

What does A World Betrayed mean for players who don’t get the DLC?

A World Betrayed will bring with it a number of improvements to the Total War: THREE KINGDOMS campaign whether you decide to purchase the DLC or not – more information on these will be released in the coming weeks.

When will A World Betrayed be released?

A World Betrayed Chapter Pack will be released on Thursday the 19th of March 2020 at 15:00 GMT.

Is there a pre-purchase discount?

Pre-purchase A World Betrayed Chapter Pack to get a 10% discount off the DLC’s normal price.

When does it take place?

A World Betrayed covers the events that follow the eponymous Three Kingdoms conflict from 194 CE. Featuring the iconic conflict between Cao Cao and Lü Bu, Lü Bu himself has just assassinated Dong Zhuo, Sun Ce is beginning his conquest of Jiangdong, and Liu Bei has succeeded Tao Qian.

Who are the playable warlords in A World Betrayed?

There are two new playable warlords in A World Betrayed:

  • Lü Bu
  • Sun Ce

The free-LC will also add a new playable faction:

  • Yan Baihu

Additionally, the following original warlords have new starting positions:

  • Liu Biao
  • Yuan Shu
  • Cao Cao
  • Zheng Jiang
  • Liu Bei
  • Kong Rong
  • Yuan Shao
  • Zhang Yan
  • Ma Teng
  • Gongsun Zan

What is the aim of the A World Betrayed DLC?

This Chapter Pack is an opportunity for us to tell the story of a world in turmoil as new warlords take over from their mentors and look to consolidate their power in the aftermath of the Three Kingdoms conflict.

In addition to enabling us to add more factions to the South and flesh out the map, a DLC featuring this time period was one of the ones most highly requested by you, the players.

What new units will be in A World Betrayed DLC?

Check out the A World Betrayed Steam page for a full list of units.

What’s the free content that will be released alongside the DLC?

The playable warlord Yan Baihu, also known as White Tiger Yan. In addition to Yan Baihu, there will also be a number of new unique units and buildings playable across both the 190 CE and 194 CE time periods. Visit the White Tiger Yan Steam page for more details on his faction.

When will this free content be available?

The free-LC content will be released on Thursday the 19th of March 2020 alongside the release of A World Betrayed.

Will A World Betrayed be released on macOS and Linux?

This will be coming shortly after the release of the PC version of A World Betrayed – stay tuned!

For full details on everything included in A World Betrayed, head over to the Steam page – and get 10% off the launch price if you pre-purchase!

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